The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Drools
Rank 552 533 512
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -21
Contract jobs citing Drools 45 60 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.11% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.40% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 21
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£475 £388 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £229 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £345 -
% change year-on-year
+18.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14908 14984 12930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.07% 27.65% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9842 9913 8138
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 193 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.04 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 31 £475 +22.58% 5
London +27 25 £475 -17.39% 4
Scotland -23 9 £545 +74.40% 1
Edinburgh -7 7 £545 +57.97% 1
Croydon - 4 - -
Wales - 4 £345 - 1
South East - 4 - -
City of London +12 3 £600 +28.00% 1
South Wales - 3 £313 - 1
Newport - 3 £313 - 1
Gatwick - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
South West +10 1 £475 -
Gloucestershire -7 1 £475 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £475 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools.

1 86 (93.48%) Java
2 59 (64.13%) Spring
3 40 (43.48%) JBoss
4 33 (35.87%) SQL
4 33 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (28.26%) JUnit
5 26 (28.26%) Web Services
5 26 (28.26%) SOA
6 25 (27.17%) Maven
7 23 (25.00%) Workflow
7 23 (25.00%) Oracle
8 22 (23.91%) Linux
8 22 (23.91%) REST
9 21 (22.83%) Eclipse
9 21 (22.83%) HTML
10 19 (20.65%) Hibernate
10 19 (20.65%) RESTful
10 19 (20.65%) HTML5
10 19 (20.65%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (19.57%) BPMN
11 18 (19.57%) Security Cleared
11 18 (19.57%) Finance
11 18 (19.57%) MVC
11 18 (19.57%) Python
12 17 (18.48%) J2EE
13 16 (17.39%) JIRA
13 16 (17.39%) Spring MVC
14 15 (16.30%) JPA
14 15 (16.30%) Multithreading
14 15 (16.30%) Apache Camel

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 40 (43.48%) JBoss
2 13 (14.13%) FileNet
3 10 (10.87%) WebSphere
3 10 (10.87%) Apache
4 8 (8.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (7.61%) Tomcat
5 7 (7.61%) Confluence
5 7 (7.61%) nginx
6 6 (6.52%) Alfresco
6 6 (6.52%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (5.43%) Mule
7 5 (5.43%) Mule ESB
8 4 (4.35%) Apache TomEE
8 4 (4.35%) WildFly
8 4 (4.35%) Tornado
8 4 (4.35%) Jetty
8 4 (4.35%) GlassFish
8 4 (4.35%) Node.js
8 4 (4.35%) Apache Qpid
8 4 (4.35%) iPlanet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.26%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) OpenLDAP
2 4 (4.35%) HTTP
3 3 (3.26%) Firewall
4 2 (2.17%) LDAP
5 1 (1.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) Relational Database
2 10 (10.87%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.87%) Pentaho
3 9 (9.78%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
5 7 (7.61%) MySQL
6 6 (6.52%) MongoDB
7 4 (4.35%) Redis
7 4 (4.35%) Riak
7 4 (4.35%) Infinispan
7 4 (4.35%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.09%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (28.26%) JUnit
2 25 (27.17%) Maven
3 21 (22.83%) Eclipse
4 16 (17.39%) JIRA
5 14 (15.22%) Jenkins
6 11 (11.96%) Subversion
6 11 (11.96%) VisualVM
6 11 (11.96%) YourKit
7 9 (9.78%) JMeter
7 9 (9.78%) Selenium
8 8 (8.70%) Git (software)
8 8 (8.70%) Gradle
9 6 (6.52%) Artifactory
10 5 (5.43%) Gerrit
10 5 (5.43%) Mocha
10 5 (5.43%) SonarQube
11 4 (4.35%) Mockito
12 3 (3.26%) ANTLR
13 2 (2.17%) Lombardi
13 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (19.57%) Finance
2 12 (13.04%) Banking
3 11 (11.96%) Back Office
4 10 (10.87%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (67.39%) Developer
2 52 (56.52%) Java Developer
3 21 (22.83%) Senior Developer
4 19 (20.65%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (17.39%) Architect
6 6 (6.52%) Java Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.43%) J2EE Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Middleware Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Junior
9 3 (3.26%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Junior Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Junior Java Developer
10 2 (2.17%) Java Software Developer
10 2 (2.17%) Junior Java Software Developer
10 2 (2.17%) SOA Developer
10 2 (2.17%) Java Technical Architect
10 2 (2.17%) Java Software Engineer
10 2 (2.17%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (64.13%) Spring
2 26 (28.26%) Web Services
3 22 (23.91%) REST
4 21 (22.83%) HTML
5 19 (20.65%) Hibernate
5 19 (20.65%) RESTful
5 19 (20.65%) HTML5
6 17 (18.48%) J2EE
7 16 (17.39%) Spring MVC
8 15 (16.30%) JPA
8 15 (16.30%) Apache Camel
9 14 (15.22%) Dojo
10 13 (14.13%) JMS
11 12 (13.04%) Java SE
11 12 (13.04%) Apache CXF
12 11 (11.96%) CSS
13 10 (10.87%) AngularJS
13 10 (10.87%) Spring Integration
13 10 (10.87%) jQuery
14 8 (8.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.65%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.70%) Derivative
2 8 (8.70%) Equity Derivative
2 8 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (8.70%) Equities
3 4 (4.35%) W3C
4 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.17%) PKI
4 2 (2.17%) CMDB
4 2 (2.17%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.91%) Linux
2 7 (7.61%) Ubuntu
2 7 (7.61%) CentOS
3 3 (3.26%) Windows
4 2 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.26%) SOA
3 23 (25.00%) Workflow
4 18 (19.57%) BPMN
4 18 (19.57%) MVC
5 15 (16.30%) Multithreading
6 13 (14.13%) Scrum
6 13 (14.13%) Software Engineering
6 13 (14.13%) Open Source
7 11 (11.96%) Code Coverage
7 11 (11.96%) Low Latency
8 10 (10.87%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.78%) SDLC
10 8 (8.70%) Dimensional Modelling
10 8 (8.70%) TDD
10 8 (8.70%) ETL
11 7 (7.61%) Unit Testing
12 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
13 5 (5.43%) UML
Programming Languages
1 86 (93.48%) Java
2 33 (35.87%) SQL
3 18 (19.57%) Python
4 14 (15.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.52%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.35%) C#
7 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.17%) Perl
8 2 (2.17%) PHP
8 2 (2.17%) VBScript
8 2 (2.17%) VB
9 1 (1.09%) C++
9 1 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.78%) Degree
4 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) EMIR
2 1 (1.09%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (6.52%) vCloud
2 5 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.35%) Squid
3 4 (4.35%) Varnish
4 2 (2.17%) GlusterFS
4 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.17%) Xen
5 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) Puppet
1 7 (7.61%) ZABBIX
1 7 (7.61%) Rundeck
1 7 (7.61%) Kibana
1 7 (7.61%) logstash
2 5 (5.43%) HAProxy
2 5 (5.43%) Salt
2 5 (5.43%) Ansible
3 3 (3.26%) Nagios
3 3 (3.26%) SCOM
4 2 (2.17%) OpenIDM
4 2 (2.17%) SCCM
4 2 (2.17%) Zenoss
4 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.09%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 23 (25.00%) Oracle
2 9 (9.78%) Red Hat
3 8 (8.70%) VMware
4 7 (7.61%) IBM
4 7 (7.61%) Splunk
5 5 (5.43%) Twitter
5 5 (5.43%) Pega
6 3 (3.26%) Cisco
6 3 (3.26%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.17%) Remedy
7 2 (2.17%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.17%) BMC
7 2 (2.17%) CA
7 2 (2.17%) ILOG
7 2 (2.17%) HP
7 2 (2.17%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.09%) OpenText
Newport, Gwent
Proteus Europe
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